Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yarn choice

Updated: fixed the link.

I'm going to be knitting Martha for the KAL, but I'm still thinking about my yarn choice.

I haven't seen Rowan Cotton 4-ply myself, so it's hard to know what it's like as a yarn, compared to my bog-standard 4-ply from Spotlight or the LYS.

I'm suspicious of how the colour will actually be, as opposed to on the web. I've learned this lesson the hard way (12 not-very-silvery skeins of tweedy 4-ply, anyone?). I'm not overly fussy about colours, but I like to know what I'm getting.

And there's no LYS in Auckland that stocks the yarn. There is a woman who runs a studio of sorts, but her range is limited, and I'd have to make an appointment to see her, which means I'd feel obliged to buy yarn.

(I realise that buying yarn is generally a good thing, but with a big move in sight, I've promised The Trouser to temporarily cease all yarn-buying that is not project-related.)

And onceyou get the yarn, there's the bead choice. I do have *a lot* of beads left over from my modified Bianca, but then do I really want two beaded cardigans with the same colour beads? And such heavy beads at that!

So I'm still thinking...